Introduction to Fang

Fang, a small village, located deep in the Val d’Anniviers, is composed of three parts : Fang d’en-haut, du-milieu and d’en-bas ( literally upper, middle and lower Fang ) whose altitudes range between 900 and 1000 meters above sea level. Fang is called “little Sierre” thanks to its microclimate that offered an abundance of fruit and vineyards producing old Valais grape varieties such as Muscat, “country red” ( rouge du pays ) and Rèze.

   Map of Fang


Until 1850, this village was at the crossroads of many paths. One could go from Fang in all directions, towards the villages of the valley. Today these trails offer great hiking opportunities.

The name of the village may derive from the old German word “Fahan” which means “closed in” and designated the part of Fang located closest to the bottom of the valley.

From 1856 until the fusion of the municipalities of Anniviers in 2009, Fang was part of the old administrative district “commune” of Chandolin. Today, Fang has a little less than thirty year-round residents as well as a few tourist beds.